Chili Recipe
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Best Chili Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 382kcal
AUTHOR Neli Howard | Delicious Meets Healthy



  • Presoak the kidney beans (Learn how I presoak dry beans)
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil to the pan and saute the chopped onion until it's translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds until it's fragrant. Add ground beef to the pan and brown the beef stirring occasionally.
  • Add chopped red and orange bell peppers to the pan and saute them until they are tender.
  • Add the browned ground beef to the pan, the finely chopped tomatoes, presoaked kidney beans, 2 Tbsp organic tomato puree and 1 cup of beef or vegetable broth. (If you want to make chili soup, add 2 cups of broth instead of 1 cup)
  • Add the spices - 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp chipotle powder, 3 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp dried marjoram and 2 tsp red pepper flakes. And of course add my secret ingredient, a 1 oz piece of dark organic chocolate.
  • Bring to a boil and boil for about 5 minutes. Reduce to medium low heat and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until beans are cooked and tender.
  • Adjust the seasonings if necessary and serve over warm brown rice.


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (224 g)
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 1.7g9%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.1g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 821mg34%
Carbohydrates 51.7g17%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 5.1g6%
Protein 31.9g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili, Comfort Food, Gluten Free
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